Sudbury Indie Cinema celebrates National Canadian Film Day April 18 by bringing two recent films to town.
Both are premiering in Sudbury at the event, which takes place starting at 5:30 p.m. at the McEwen School of Architecture.
“Dim the Fluorescents” is an off-beat comedy released in 2017 that won Best Narrative Feature at Slamdance last year. It also made the Globe and Mail's top ten list for 2017 of Canadian films.
The story follows the journey of two struggling actor roommates who channel their formidable talent into corporate training gigs not just to pay the bills but to challenge themselves artistically.
“C'est Le Coeur Qui Meurt En Dernier,” also released in 2017, is a Quebec film nominated for Best Picture at last month's Canadian Screen Awards.
The story follows a complex and troubled relationship between an emotionally paralyzed son and his histronic mother.
Sudbury Indie Cinema selected these films based based on a members' poll in February.
"We shortlisted three English and three French films, 'Dim the Fluorescents' and 'C'est Le Coeur' won by long shots,” said Beth Mairs, the organization's managing director.
“It's an interesting program, from a Toronto-based buddy comedy to Quebec family drama shot in Montreal and Ottawa.”
Tickets are currently on sale for two for $25, and are available online on Event Brite.